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The Pouakai (extinct native eagle) is a handcrafted low-whistle in the key of Eb major, based on my Moa. The Poakai is almost an octave lower than D whistles like the Clarke or Generation, its bottom note is the Eb above 'middle C' on a piano.

NB: This is a big whistle and is not recommended for beginners. Note also that I sell a tone-hole key to make the F hole easier to reach, also listed on TradeMe.

Features of the Pouakai are as follows:

* Tough, made from aluminum and PVC.
* The wall thickness is only 1mm, so it is nice and light
* The Pouakai is tuneable +/- about 30 cents.
* Mouthpiece is my well-proven PVC and wood design with curved lip giving a distinctive tone
* A small copper painted molded plastic bell/horn which helps improve the volume of the lower notes of each octave
* Carefully hand tuned to concert pitch A=440Hz, within the limits of variable air temperature and how hard you blow.
* Range is two octaves, Eb4 to D6, and maybe a couple of notes higher although they are rather loud!
* My whistle has a very comfortable mouthpiece shape compared to many PVC or aluminium whistles
* Each whistle features the Takahe emblem of my Takahe Flutes brand.

Besides the key of Eb, the Pouakai whistle is easily played in dorian mode (the scale starting on F), in Ab by half-holing the D and of course Cm. Instruction sheet included, they are shipped in a triangular package which is very strong. You can watch a demo of the whistle on YouTube here:

The tone hole key is extra, not included in this listing.
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  • Seller location: Papakura City, Auckland, NZ

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